Exterior view of the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Photo credit: Ricky Rhodes

Enjoy the intimate setting of the Allen. Discover gems among the permanent collection of more than 15,000 works spanning many cultures and time periods.

Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Free Admission
Visit the museum at oberlin.edu/amam 
See all upcoming exhibitions at oberlin.edu/amam/exhibitions.html 


Exhibitions

August 20, 2019 to May 24, 2020

Manso, 1999, by Belkis Ayón., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Afterlives of the Black Atlantic

Works from the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa explore the complexities of memory, identity, and belonging in the wake of the transatlantic slave trade.
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July 9, 2019 to July 19, 2020

Covered Box with Three Rams Motif., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

The Enchantment of the Everyday: East Asian Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection

Glimpse into a different world, where the everyday object became something magical in the hands of artisans working in gold, ivory, jade, and cloisonné.
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July 30, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Morikawa Chikashige, Two Actors Performing as Samurai., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Japan on Stage

Color woodblock prints and masks from Japanese theatrical traditions, including kabuki, nō, and bunraku (puppet theater), along with the ancient dance forms of bugaku and gigaku. Part of the Arts of Asia series of performances at Oberlin College.
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July 30, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Various Insects, drawing., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Integral Insects in East Asian Art

Depictions of the insect world abound in Asian art. An assortment of these tiny creatures appears in this delightful exhibition of works from China and Japan from the 17th century to today.
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July 30, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Philip Trager., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Shutter Speed

Still photography has long been used, paradoxically, to convey a sense of objects in motion. Works by early innovators of the medium are shown with more recent photographs that capture the grace of the human body in dance, athletics, and everyday activity.
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July 30, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Utagawa Hiroshige, Breaking into Moronao's Mansion During the Night Attack., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Japanese Dissent: Veiled and Unveiled

Works from the 19th and 20th centuries examine artistic resistance to the government and other societal power structures, both under earlier censorship laws and following World War II.
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July 16, 2019 to December 22, 2019

Audra Skuodas, Vibrational Vulnerability Series, Relational Wholeness., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Invisible Visible: Celebrating Audra Skuodas

Audra Skuodas (1940–2019) was a beloved member of the Oberlin community. Born in Lithuania, she spent her early years in a displaced persons camp in Germany, a time formative both for her sense of self and her relations with others. For almost 50 years she created her inimitable art—in a wide variety of media—in her studio in town.
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June 25, 2019 to December 22, 2019

Tomiyuki Sakuta, Person 1., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Asian Prints

Prints by artists from China, Japan, and Thailand showcase the AMAM's growing collection of contemporary Asian art. Works by Arakawa, Haoyu Xu, Tomiyuki Sakuta, Boonme Sangkhum, and Noda Tetsuya demonstrate a variety of techniques and subject matter, from a woodblock print recording a visit to Israel to a mezzotint reflecting on the natural cycles of life and death central to the Buddhist understanding of impermanence.
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September 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019

Gustav Klimt, Pale Face., Photo: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Special Loan: Pale Face by Gustav Klimt

A 1903 painting by Gustav Klimt will be on view as part of a reciprocal agreement in which the Allen loaned a German Expressionist work by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, "Self-Portrait as a Soldier," for a retrospective of the artist's oeuvre at the Neue Galerie New York.
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